Ground Turkey Chili

The squirrels have been extra busy in my backyard lately, a sure sign that Fall weather is on it’s way! As the Autumn air starts to get cooler, it’s time to turn to classic comfort foods to get us through! Since my husband and I have started eating a little healthier this year, I’ve been looking for ways to still eat all the foods we love, but skinny the recipe up a bit and I’ve come up with this great Ground Turkey Chili that tastes great!

ground turkey chili

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Ground Turkey Chili
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  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can petite cut tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • hot sauce - optional
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook ground turkey until crumbled and brown, add onion and garlic and saute for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.

ground turkey chili

I really like the Alymers Accents Spicy Red Pepper Petite Cut Stewed Tomatoes, it adds a great kick of heat and I omit the hot sauce if I’m using it. Serve with some warm bread and you’ve got yourself a tasty Fall meal! Enjoy!

ground turkey chili



  1. yum! it looks really yum indeed!
    thank for linking up with the #pinitparty

  2. Mmmmm, that looks delicious! We love chili. It’s quick and easy to make and I like loading it up with vegetables. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love cooking with ground turkey and turkey chili is one of my favourite things to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I’ll try it soon (perfect fall meal!)

  4. LOVE Alymers Accents! Every tomato-based dish tastes all the more awesome with a can. :D. Your Turkey Chili looks so YUMMY, wow. I want to grab a spoon and eat the picture, LOL.

  5. Oh yum! I love chili’s and anything with turkey is amazing. I also love how easy it is to make too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a delicious looking bowl of chili! I’ve used turkey on occasion, but always revert back to beef. I just seem to forget.

  7. Mmm this looks so good! I’m going to Pin is on my “Goes Great With a Glass of Wine” board!

  8. I LOVE chili and love making it in the Fall and Winter. I’ve never added Turkey in chili before, so I must try this recipe. I’ve pinned it so that I can make it soon. Looks delish!

  9. Chili is one of my staple meals, and turkey has such a rich flavour — I bet the combination is perfect! I love black beans, too! Thanks for posting this!

  10. Chandra O'Connor says:

    My daughter and I make a mean turkey chili, we use fresh ingredients except for a can of tomato paste and the kidney beans, takes a long time chopping up the cherry tomatoes. I’m not a big chili fan but the taste was so different taste is so diff then using canned stuff I usually used. Some of my family members didn’t even realize I used ground turkey. Only I don’t put in is corn, my girls aren’t big fans of it.

  11. This is delicious. The salsa particularly adds a depth to the taste.
    Thank you,

  12. Oh that looks so good. A great way to warm up from the inside.

  13. Joan G. says:

    Brilliant – using turkey in place of ground beef makes it a healthy recipe.

  14. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love Chili but I’ve never used turkey before but I think I’ll try it.

  15. Elva Roberts says:

    This ground turkey chili sounds like another cold weather winner recipe for dinner. I like to see veggies and beans included in dished as they add so much nutrition to the dish. This is a wonderful change from the hamburger chili for variety.

  16. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I’m making turkey chill fir this weekend. The holiday train is stopping at out town Sunday.

  17. kathy downey says:

    I’ve had it with turkey on occasion but i have never made in myself.

  18. A great recipe for leftover turkey.

  19. Darren Scrubb says:

    Good looking meal that is good for the body, and I would like to eat that this evening.

  20. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the recipe,this is the kids of food my family enjoys this time of year.

  21. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m not a fan of chili at all but I know that a lot of people are. I think it’s a great idea to use turkey too, much better health wise and it makes a change too.

  22. This sounds so hearty and filling, perfect for cold winter nights, like we have! Love ground turkey 🙂

  23. Oh this sounds like such a delicious comfort meal! Pinning!

  24. Chili kind of day here; perfect to deal with cold temps!

  25. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Looks like a great recipe!

  26. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    Sounds realy yummy. I never think to add turkey to my chili! Great call 🙂

  27. This looks so good. I’ve never made chili with turkey.

  28. Elva Roberts says:

    This recipe sounds like a delicious and healthy meal. I have saved the recipe because I am looking always for healthy and tasty meals. Thank you for this recipe.

  29. s powell says:

    Hi this sounds like a good chili recipe I never thought of added salsa to chili.

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